Tim Tebow refreshing to watch

By the time you read this Tim Tebow may be back to worshipping God in a church instead of on a football field. I hope he’s making plans to play in an AFC Conference Champion-ship next Sunday but I don’t necessarily believe God is going to look down on Tom Brady and the Patriots. This […]

Portales police upgrades communications

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Travis Hardin, of Yucca Telecom, sets up the computer system in what will soon be the new dispatch center at the Portales Police Department. Emergency Management Director Keith Wattenberger said the new system will allow dispatchers to do their job more quickly and efficiently. Alisa Boswell Big changes are in […]

Animal shelter director retires

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Louisa Maestas retired July 29 from her position as Clovis Animal Shelter director after 28 years. Sharna Johnson Her first week on the job at the animal shelter, Louisa Maestas opened the cages of dogs and cats slated for euthanasia and shoed them out the door to save their lives. […]

Dogs strut stuff at agility trials

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Teresa Jansen of Shallowater, Texas, runs the course with her miniature Schnauzer Radar during Saturday’s American Kennel Club Stars and Stripes Agility Trial at the Curry County Events Center. Kevin Wilson After spending the last few weekends on big rodeos, the Curry County Events Center has gone decidedly smaller this […]

Fishing lessons need to be passed

A s I watched the end of my fishing pole start to dance instead of reacting quickly, I casually picked it up and reeled it in a few yards. I knew even before the pole started to wiggle it wasn’t a fish. It was a youngster’s line. I like to fish a lot and I’ve […]

Clovis streets unsafe for bicyclists

Clovis streets unsafe for bicyclists As a citizen who prefers to ride a bicycle instead of taking my car everywhere in town, I must make a complaint about Clovis’ profound lack of safe non-motorized vehicle paths. Most of the major roadways are simply impossible for a cyclist. But there are major arterials throughout town that […]

Influencing TRICARE option barred

Civilian employers of military retirees once again can offer a TRICARE supplemental plan with their cafeteria-style health insurance options so that workers who elect to use their TRICARE Standard benefit can buy coverage conveniently and with pre-taxed dollars. The change took effect June 18 under a final rule published by the Department of Defense that […]

Global warming bill on political tipping point

A global-warming tipping point is approaching, but not the one alarmists predicted of an irreversible, overheated climate. Instead, it’s a political tipping point that can determine whether the economy will be handed over to Draconian, top-down government control on the pretense of curbing global warming, or whether the free market will be left to function […]

Letter to the editor: Practice civility instead of hate

What an uplifting letter from Mary Reed in the April 4 CNJ (“Rooting for Christian spirit’s return”). I did not know Reed nor her grandmother but they exemplify in my mind what a true Christian is. I, too, have been saddened by the vitriolic tone of speech of some supposedly “good” Christians in our community […]

School athletics back on again in Texas

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The University Interscholastic League has pulled a backflip. After being deluged with complaints about its decision Wednesday to cancel regional track meets amid swine flu concerns, the governing body for Texas high school athletics has rescheduled the state track meet to June 5-6 and reinstated the 20 preceding regional […]